Human trafficking is a serious crime that goes on in almost every country in the world. Within this site, we hope to teach you about human trafficking and its effects. But first, what is human trafficking? The United Nations, Drugs and Crime publication "Coalitions Against Trafficking in Human Beings in the Philippines" defines human trafficking as:
• the act(ion) of: recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or reception of persons;
• means of: threat or use of force, coercion,abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;
• the purpose of exploitation, which imcludes exploiting the prostitution of others, other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or similar practices, and the removal of organs. (pg. 34)
The Philippines is one of the top countries responsible for human trafficking. Women are shipped throughout the different parts of Asia, going along with the hope of securing a decent job when they are deceived instead. This site is about what human trafficking is, how it affects the women of the Philippines, what causes human trafficking to occur, all of the feeling and experiences that come along with it and possible solutions for how the Philippines and the rest of the world can rid itself of this growing corruption. If you would like to help in the fight against human trafficking, visit the solutions page.
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